Hotel Review: Lub D Philippines Makati

“Everyone Leaves as a Friend.” Once you check in at Lub D Philippines Makati, you would easily notice why that slogan fits this hostel. The establishment has strategically positioned itself as accommodation for creative, fun, and awesome travelers—and it is focused on doing that.

Tech and Lifestyle Journal recently graced an invitation to try out this trendy hostel. We are glad to share with you some information and photos that might give you an idea of how ideal Lub D Makati is for local and international travelers.

The hostel entrance

Cozily located within the Poblacion district of Makati City, which is fast becoming a popular hub for party-goers and fun-loving millennials in the city, Lub D Makati is currently the biggest hostel in Metro Manila. The 13-story building has up to 163 rooms—which comprise of Junior Rooms (private), Barkada Rooms (family or group), and Dormitories (with 8 bedrooms for transients).

We were assigned the Barkada Room—a private room with four beds. The high-ceiling duplex is spacious enough to facilitate ease of movement for a group, complete with basic amenities. The window overlooks a portion of the Makati skyline, a sight that can be relaxing whether in the idle afternoon or early evening when the rush hour for people going home sets in.

The Barkada Room is good for four guests.


Good view from the window


The spacious comfort/bath room is spic and span. Clean towels are provided as well as basic shower items. Hot and cold shower can be enjoyed any time of the day.


For travelers who love meeting new friends, Lub D Makati is a perfect hostel on this side of the metro. This is because there are good public facilities within the establishment that are designed to facilitate interaction with fellow guests.

First, there is a co-working space adjacent to the front desk/reception. Aside from the conducive tables and chairs, unlimited Wi-Fi service is provided for free. Within the area is a mini bar and snacks station, where guests can instantly order drinks and short meals when they get hungry. Nearby is an activity corner, where guests can play table games like billiards and foosball (table football or table soccer as popularized by the hit TV sitcom ‘Friends’).

The lobby


Front desk/receiving area


Interaction/Game area


The co-working space

Once you get hungry, the penthouse houses a spacious restaurant, where Filipino and Asian dishes are served. At another side of the penthouse is a bar, where guests can enjoy local/imported wine, beer, and other beverages.

Overall, Lub D Philippines Makati is a budget-friendly hostel. We booked our accommodation through Travelbook.PH, an affordable and hassle-free booking service that facilitates pay-at-hotel (PAH) payment scheme. Aside from the booking convenience, our booking fee (about P3,200) came with a hefty discount (could have been more than P4,200 if we booked directly or through other means).

Book accommodation to any hostel or hotel across the country through Travelbook.PH—its website at and mobile app (downloadable for free via the App Store for iOS device users and Google Play for Android device owners).